MELBOURNE - ESTABLISHED 1948
Glen Iris Victoria 3146
Anthony von Moger - B.Hlth Sci (Nat) A.N.T.A F805191 - Homeopath
The ear is a complex organ and an earache may be one of several kinds. An infection of the middle ear, otitis media, is the most common cause and can be persistent in children. Orthodox medicine usually treats it with antibiotics if a bacterial cause is suspected. The pain may be accompanied by fever and deafness. Always seek medical advice if the pain persists or is intolerable, as the ear drum may be on the point of rupturing.
Homeopathy can be helpful in both acute causes and in the chronic condition. If the ailment keeps recurring, however, take the child to a qualified homeopath.? Check first to see if there is a foreign body lodged in the ear. You may need help from a doctor with this.
Earaches has been treated by homeopathy.
Earaches requires detailed specific prescribing of the "right" homeopathic remedy.
Trial and error or shotgun prescribing does not work, and therefore we don't recommend self-medication. In fact, self-medication will complicate the overall symptom picture.
Below are only some of the remedies we may prescribe, please note how important the individual symptom picture is. Only when all symptoms, aggravation or amelioration are taken into consideration can a specific homeopathic remedy be selected.
A further consideration is given to the potency of the remedy.
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|Aconite - Sudden onset is always a key note of Aconite conditions. The symptoms are often brought on after being out in the cold. The child will appear very fearful, the worst time is around midnight and for about 2 hours after.|
|Belladonna - Symptoms can come on very quickly, the ear ache is intensely painful; the ear throbs and looks red. The temperature may be high.|
|Chamomilla - The pain can be excruciating and the child responds by becoming extremely bad tempered. You may be able to ameliorate this by carrying or rocking the child. Warmth helps to ease the pain.|
|Ferrum phos - The pain comes on gradually and the remedy is best used in the early stages. Use it if Belladonna has not worked.|
|Hepar sulph - This remedy works better in the middle stages of inflammation, when pus is beginning to build up. The child may have a sore throat and a cold with thick yellow - green discharge. The pain is sharp and the child will feel cross and needs warmth.|
|Mercurius - The pain may extend to the throat and mouth, sometimes with a nasal discharge that is yellow and occasionally blood streaked. The glands in the face and neck may be swollen and hard. The child is likely to be thirsty and sweaty, and have lots of saliva that smells bad.|
|Pulsatilla - The aches may come and go with no pattern to them. The child is weepy and irritable, but better for affection and sympathy. The child feels more comfortable if the room is kept cool.|
|Verbascum (Mullein oil) - This is a very helpful and soothing external application. You can use it in addition to other remedies or by itself. Apply a few warmed drops in to affected ear.|
|NOTE: Every effort has been made to ensure that the contents of this website is accurate and current. We do not recommend self-medication, the information herein is not designed to replace the expert and individual medical advice provided by your Homeopath.|